Go Lean in Engineering

Lean Manufacturing has a long and very rich history, having started with Toyota in the early 1950's and really taking off in the rest of the world from about 1990 to present. Lean in non-manufacturing areas, particularly in the office, has a less visible history and has only recently (last 5-10 years) been coming up…

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B Movies – A Primer

As long as there have been movies, there have been B movies. Traditionally low-budget, barely publicized affairs, B movies are usually genre films (sci-fi, Western, horror, etc.) featuring actors of little or no repute, often made by small specialty studios and cranked out as if on an assembly line. Although lesser features, early B movies…

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Many Great Uses for Baking Soda

The Versatile Product Called Baking Soda Definition: Baking Soda (Arm and Hammer), or Sodium Bicarbonate (SB) I have been using Arm and Hammer for years. I use it to clean my house, wash my clothes, and do oral care. I always have SB around the house, its great household product. Here's some of the ways…

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Weight Lifting Techniques

Weight lifting techniques with regards to how the exercise is performed can be a debatable discussion. There are many ways to do an exercise and many different angles to attack each muscle group. Let's just say that as a beginning weight lifter it is best if you performed each exercise with the strictest moves possible.…

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Work and Study

The relationship between work and study should not be underestimated. It is important that youngsters in general, and adolescents in particular, get real life experience of what it takes to succeed in the 'real world', what it takes to make money, and how hard dad or mum have to work to earn those extra few…

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How to Cook a Pig

In planning to cook a pig, you will need to decide how large a pig you need to buy. A good rule of thumb is to allow 2 pounds per person. This will yield approximately 1 pound of succulent, juicy meat per person. Actualible meat will yield about 40 to 50% of the delivered weight.…

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5 Keys to Really Good Copywriting

Copywriting is a fine art that can take years to perfect but here is everything you really need to keep in mind in less than 500 words. 1. It pays to have a bit of a folksy, down-home style to your writing. That's a very good thing! Using phrases like "chewing the fat" and "that's…

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